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Culture instills a significant role in family life Family traditions are often passed down from one generation to the next and usually produce added complexity from outside influence over time The original identity of the belief continues to be apparent although more ideas have been added to the basic cultural belief In Leslie Silkos short story The Man to send Rain Clouds this predicament arises Although a constant influence of Catholic beliefs are apparent in the Pueblo peoples society Leon and his family still display their Native American identity through their actions present throughout the story Silko explains that her people were well informed about culture and that old traditions were dying out Silko Language 772 The local Catholic Churchs minister Father Paul attempts to incorporate the Churchs teaching into the Lagunas way of life He shows great concern for Leon and his family missing Mass last Sunday Silko Man 50 and requests the family to attend the following weekend Father Paul successfully influences Leons sister Louise When she finds out about her grandfathers death she suggests incorporating the ritual of pouring holy water on his gravesite so he wont be thirsty Silko Man 50 Although Catholic interference tries to influence the Native Pueblo culture Leon constantly attempts to retain his Native identity When Leon and Ken discover their Grandfather dead in the arroyo they immediately perform the Native Pueblo customs The customs included the painting of their grandfathers face tying a feather to his hair wrapping him in a red blanket and tossing cornmeal into the wind By performing these rituals they keep the family and clan together Silko Language 766 showing the great importance they hold upon their cultural beliefs When transferring grandfather Teofilo back into town Leon and Ken deceivingly tell Father Paul that Teofilo wont be herding sheep any more now Silko Man 50 in an attempt to hide their grandfathers death to escape the Catholic rituals being forced upon
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